Autumn ColorsPosted: November 7, 2022 Filed under: Gardening | Tags: Black Eyed Susan Vine, Butterflly Weed, Camellia, Cardinal Flower, Confederate Rose, Encore Azalea, Ligularia, Monarch Butterfly, Pink Flamingo Feather Celosia, Salvia coccinea, shrimp plant 26 Comments
I have been envious of all the brightly colored autumn leaves that my blog friends have been posting. Here is a view of my wooded area which is still the color green. I realized I do have autumn color East Texas style. Enjoy my November color.
I did actually find some colored leaves from the Chinese Tallow tree which reliably changes color every year.
I searched and searched for Cardinal Flower this year, but all the places I found it last year were dry as a bone. I think the drought probably affected a lot of wildflowers. You do have a lovely assortment of colors. Too bad the Chinese Tallow is such a nasty invasive, like the Salt Cedar.
I am able to pull the Chinese Tallow seedlings and they don’t seem to be coming up in the woods.
Autumn colors in Texas rock. No, we don’t have the reds, golds, and burgundy, but we do have some gorgeous blooming-n-berrying things, providing sustenance for critters. Great set of photos! That Cardinal Flower–swoon!
And fine color it is!
Well, you make us more northern types pine for summer color. Though, coastal North Carolina doesn’t get all that cold.
I used to miss the cold when I moved from the Northeast and now 50 degrees is chilly for me.
when we had our horse farm up in Maryland, my handsome devil called me the “Michelin Tire Woman” because of how many layers I’d have on for winter trail rides.
I have similar fall color. Seek and ye shall find.
Forgot to ask if the hurricane will hit your area.
We are one of the three counties under a hurricane warning. My husband is out putting up storm shutters. ugh.
I’ll be thinking of you. So far it seems to be a cat 1, so maybe not too bad.
Thanks, our hurricane shutters are up and The Weather Channel is in Daytona! about 200 miles north, fingers crossed.
Even though we do not live near there or are in the path, our local channels really follow all hurricanes. The last one was the opening story here everyday.
So far this is a weird one. The moon is full and this is fall king tide time. lots of water on the streets by the river. A sea wall has already washed out. I am 28 feet above sea level.
Oh no. I was just watching the water coming in on TV. They actually said Treasure Coast. Stay safe!
yes, they are saying the landfall Port St Lucie..10 miles away! we are locked down, its pouring down rain.
Hope all turned out OK this morning.
Nicole hit about 30 miles north of me. I slept through it, surprised.. probably because the dog did. We lost power overnight but it came back about a half hour ago..so far we think Ian was worse.
I’m glad it was not bad for you.
Oh I like your autumn colors ! Thanks for sharing!
Being from the North, I do miss the fall leaves, so I try to focus on flowers.
You have some lovely colours in your garden! The coral salvia is beautiful (the blue one too), and the Camellias are gorgeous too – something I can only dream of here! Certainly enough colour still to sustain passing butterflies. 😃
Thankfully the salvia has rebloomed to support the butterflies and hummingbirds. I had gone for years with no butterflies and now this fall I have many different ones.
I just mentioned on Tina’s post how I’d never guess all these flowers to be autumn specimens. Such a difference in environments.
It is so different here. I grew up in the PA mountains and the one thing I learn is that even though it is warm all winter, the length of day still matters.